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Voters in Boulder, Colorado will soon get to decide if they want to elect their mayor directly using ranked choice voting (RCV). Currently, Boulder’s mayor is chosen by the City Council from among its own members.Read More
The infrastructure we use to elect the President of the United States is a complex machine cobbled together by disparate actors, often under-resourced and under pressure; a strong enough force in the wrong place could cause it to collapse. We saw glimpses of that in the 2000 election and again in 2016. Yet as we enter an election already strained by a global pandemic, many of the structural weaknesses in our presidential election system remain unaddressed.Read More
This week, as former Vice President Joe Biden formally assumes the role as the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer at the Democratic National Convention, it is instructive to remember how we got here.Read More